Dutch photographer, Rineke Dijkstra (b. 1959) is one of the most significant contemporary artists working in photographic portraiture.
Her large-scale photographs focus on the thematics of identity, typically capturing her subjects at moments of transition or vulnerability.
Working in series, her images recall the visual acuity of seventeenth-century Dutch portraiture, offering intimate portrayals of her sitters whilst also suggesting the situated aspects of their being.
Dijkstraʼs investigations in portraiture also include video. Her fixed-camera video studies yield images that appear to be moving photographs, revolutionizing our understanding of the fluid boundary between the still and moving image.
Published on the occasion of Dijkstra’s exhibition at the Hasselblad Centre, Gothenburg, Sweden, 11 October 2017 – 4 February 2018.
Rineke Dijkstra is recipient of the 2017 Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography.